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Welcome to Mod Manor, the most extraordinary Eichler home in all of Greenridge if not the entire East Bay.  Nestled high atop the hills of Castro Valley with views of the canyons and the Bay, this epic 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom “Double-A” model designed by renowned architect A. Quincy Jones will truly amaze you with the incredible attention to detail and respect to design during the “studs-out” renovation and remodel by its current owners.  
 
Mod Manor took well over a year to be brought back to its mid-century modern glory while being updated to today’s standards.  The restoration included reopening the atrium and bringing the carport back to its original configuration, while reviving details like the aggregate flooring in the signature great room.  Visible features and improvements include gorgeous mahogany paneling throughout the home, new interior siding, cork flooring, period globe lighting, multiple skylights with matching mahogany trim, custom Dutch door for the entry with designer hardware, and the exterior painted with colors from the original Eichler palette.

The fabulous new kitchen is a chef’s and entertainer’s dream and was completely remodeled in 2014 with both function and style in mind while keeping to the mid-century modern design. Details include custom soft closing cabinets by Domicile with LED lighting and new period hardware, poured concrete countertops with metallic starburst inlay, a breakfast bar with storage and retro boomerang-patterned countertop with custom outlets that including USB chargers and a wall mounted iPad/tablet holder with USB charger. There are brand new stainless steel appliances featuring an Electrolux oven with induction stovetop, Bosch Dishwasher, and Samsung double-door refrigerator, in addition to a large stainless steel sink with 1hp disposal and large custom double pane window overlooking the side yard.  Adjacent to the kitchen is the laundry area with matching cabinetry and countertop with Bosch washer & dryer included. 

Originally a 5 bedroom, 2 of the bedrooms have been combined to create the media room or alternate master suite.  Currently being used as a media room, features include a wet bar with custom cabinetry that matches the kitchen and laundry areas with LED lighting and built-in mini-fridge with ice maker. The room is wired for 7.2 surround sound and wall lighting, with remote controlled projector lift and home theater screen, and a sub-panel in the closet with dedicated isolated circuits for the room and automatic fan for cooling the equipment.  There are additional outlets in the flooring, special soundproofing drywall and pads within walls, double pane windows, and solid core door. There’s also access to the lovely side yard patio with outdoor speakers through the custom double doors with designer hardware. 

The internal improvements made to this home to bring it to modern standards are impressive, thoughtful, and tech-savvy.  Completely updated electrical system that’s wired for the 21st Century featuring Cat 5/6 telephone and cable wiring, new designer switches and grounded outlets, with additional outlets added to every room as well as Ethernet, co-ax, and telephone connections. The walls have R21+ insulation and the living room and master bedroom are discreetly wired for in-wall speakers. 

Other features of Mod Manor include radiant heating controlled by a Nest thermostat, large open atrium with access to multiple rooms through the original Arcadia sliders, a foam roof in excellent condition, wood-burning brick fireplace, retro remote controlled fan in great room, solid core doors in the master bedroom, updated electrical and additional lighting in the garage, new waterproof floor tiles and original wall tile in great condition in bathrooms, and new sewer lateral. 
Bringing the outdoors in is an Eichler philosophy and Mod Manor has plenty of private exterior space for everything from relaxing to playing with friends and family on the large flat backyard that’s been prepped for future development with electrical, gas and water lines, to suburban gardening on the south side yard including multiple raised flower boxes with irrigation, and additional space as well on the north side yard with access to the media room and second bath.

Featured in the Eichler documentary film “People Who Live in Glass Houses”, Mod Manor is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a piece of history that’s architecturally significant, stylish, functional, and the ultimate East Bay Eichler.

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Neighborhood


Castro Valley

Nestled in a quiet valley surrounded by oak-studded rolling hills, Castro Valley enjoys a rural atmosphere in the midst of urban Alameda County. With the San Leandro Hills extending along its northeastern edge, Castro Valley boasts such natural amenities as an extensively developed park system, a swimming lagoon, and an 18-hole golf course. Lake Chabot Regional Park offers boating, hiking, and an annual spring fishing derby. 

This vibrant community of a little more than 60,000 residents hosts an annual fall festival and car show, a chili cook-off, and a rodeo parade. Seasonal farmers' markets sell fresh produce from the nearby Central Valley. Youth activities include softball, baseball, soccer, and basketball leagues, as well as a track club. Historic Rowell Ranch Rodeo holds rodeo events and chooses a Rodeo Queen each year. Castro Valley’s Adobe Art Gallery displays group art exhibits, student exhibits, and children's and senior art.

Castro Valley homes range from 10-acre properties with plenty of room for horses to custom-built homes with views of the surrounding hills and three-bedroom, single-family homes close to schools and shopping.


Schedule

Open Houses:
Saturday November 14th from 2pm to 4pm
Sunday November 15th from 2pm to 4pm

Offer Date:
Tuesday November 17th by 5pm

Additional Showings by Appointment:
Contact Thomas Westfall
415.889.7608
thomaswestfall@apr.com

Contact

Thomas Westfall

RealtorAlain Pinel RealtorsCalBRE# 01833889415.889.7608 directthomaswestfall@apr.comwww.apr.com